Biotope Generative System
Strategy for integrating Contemporary Housing Community with Nature in Florida
NOW or 100 YEARS LATER? CLIMATE IS CHANGING!!!
Humanity is no longer an organizer of matter and space as they need. Global warming and the constant destruction of the planet makes humanity under the mercy of nature. My thesis begins by predicting the state of the earth in the year 2100. Warming from anthropogenic emissions from the pre-industrial period to the present will persist for centuries to millennia and will continue to cause further long-term changes in the climate system, such as sea level rise and city sinking.
As this hypothesis takes place in the future so we need an area of uniform environmental conditions providing a living place for a specific assemblage of plants and animals. Biotope is almost synonymous with the term habitat. The aim of the biotope is to highlights a sensitive observation of biological processes derived through computational thinking and digital making for creating a natural systems with multi-layered components and complex relationships to control the growth of the nature to provide a Self-sufficient/Adapting Hybrid construction system that allows continuity of growing and integrating the Contemporary communities with nature to improve the performance of the living spaces.
The design process started with generating a form finding based type/number of the users, ventilation, lighting and structure analysis. To produce a well-protected space for the human that can adapt to extreme climate conditions. The growing process took a big part in defining the process of generating the form as it shows how the forces transferring from tension to compression related to the timeline of the growing. Also, the growing computed according to the properties of using the strangle fig plants that offer a high level of adaptation. basically, the process started after making an observation and define the parameters that control the growing process (Biotope) then applied it in a computational way to get many experiments results that generate a complex community consists from private/living spaces in the highs level, Public spaces consist from educational, farming, shopping, Religious and administration spaces in the mid-level and finally the base level for the energy supplies, transportations stations, and garbage collection.
Created by: Mohamed Mansour
Completed on: SS 2019